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An ode to our native oaks

by Stephanie Robinson

Out of all the wonderful trees that make up our urban forest in Sacramento, native oaks hold a special place in our hearts. Ask any staff member what their favorite tree is, and chances are many will mention the valley oak. Native plants are trending, and for good reason – they are so important to our natural ecosystems. But native trees, and native oaks in particular, carry the biggest impact.

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New drought campaign aims to avoid repeat of deadly lesson

with Mike TeSelle, KCRA3

"The focus of the campaign is to educate the public that lawns can handle less water but that drought-stressed trees can be lost forever if they do not receive enough moisture."

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New drought motto: Stress lawn, save trees

by Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Digs Gardening

"Although they may turn brown or die back, lawns can cope with dry times and less water. But depriving trees of needed irrigation can cause irreparable harm."

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